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What is Organic?

Organic is a regulated labeling term that indicates that a food or product has been produced in accordance with the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) regulations. The NOP's approved production methods incorporate cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that foster the cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity. To support these goals, the NOP prohibits the use of synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, irradiation, and genetic engineering/genetic modification (GMOs). 


To sell, label, or represent products as organic, operations must be certified with a USDA-accredited certification agency such as Organic Certifiers. As part of initial and ongoing certification, Organic Certifiers reviews documentation, including the Organic System Plan (OSP), and conducts onsite audits to ensure compliance with the NOP regulations. 

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Why Organic Certifiers?


Organic Certifiers (OC) is a family business invested in your success. We were founded on the principle of making simple and easy solutions for certification. We support all organic producers and are eager to assist you in continuing to make your organic endeavors unique and true to your mission. 

We believe clear communication and relationship-building with our clients fosters a smooth and painless certification experience. There are roughly 80 certification agencies to choose from so make sure to find the one that's right for you. Organic certification is an ongoing process that will need to be repeated annually and we hope to be your partner! 

What are the steps to get certified? 


Self-educate to see how you qualify.

View our "Resources" page here

Begin the application process with Organic Certifiers here

You will be paired with a Certification Specialist. Learn more here

Host onsite inspection. Inspector submits report to Organic Certifiers.

Receive compliance decision, resolve any final requests, & pay final invoice. Learn more about how to pay here

Certificate is issued! You must renew or surrender the following year.

Feel free to call us at (805) 684-6494 or email for more information.

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Already certified with us? 


We send certification renewal packages about three months in advance to give you time to initiate the renewal process prior to the 'Anniversary Date' listed on your certificate. The package includes the Annual Update Summary + cost estimate for the next certification year.

Submit the completed package to your Certification Specialist before your Anniversary Date to avoid any adverse actions (i.e. Non-Compliance for Failure to Renew Certification). If you have questions or need to get in touch with your specialist, give us a call: (805) 684-6494.

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(805) 684-6494 

(805) 684-6494 

Phone: (805) 684-6494 

Mailing Address:
990 Cindy Lane
Suite A
Carpinteria, CA 93013
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"Our work with Organic Certifiers has been very valuable for our business. They have worked closely with us as our business has grown in the U.S. and internationally. I’m most appreciative of how quickly they respond to questions, and the clear focus they have when reviewing our processes, products, and packaging. They not only audit and review our processes and ingredients annually, but are a resource I turn to frequently throughout the year to ensure we continue to meet USDA NOP standards. Thank you, OC, for all your help and guidance."

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